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Old 01-24-2006, 08:46 AM   #1
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LXer: Survey shows open source growing in popularity


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Open source use is on the rise in the public and private sectors in the US, with large organisations saving millions of dollars by using open source software, a research study led by Optaros Inc has found. The research firm sampled 512 US businesses, organisations and government agencies. A clear majority (87%) used open source, with the Linux operating system, the Apache web server, and web browsers among the most popular applications. "Organisations with annual revenue of more than $1 billion saved an average $3.3 million in 2004 from their open source software," the firm said.

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